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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

No, it’s not a great SciFi classic, at least not yet. The blogs have been tied up for a while… Life in the way, fingers excited but not moving to the keys… you know the drill.  Anyway, it’s time to start things moving again. One of the things I’ll be doing is moving my old blog posts from NAGRoad, and other places I’ve kept them, into this site. So all my stuff will finally be organized and put away 😉

I’m marking all the original NAGRoad stuff with that category, so it will be easy to find them, and eventually I’ll make a special page to collect them alone. But for now, expect things to show up at the bottom of the list… in their correct date location.

And to let you know how things are, here’s a new picture of Joy and me from Christmas!

 

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Starting a workout regime

Sure, I’m supposed to lose 100 pounds. I join Weight Watchers, and lose 15 pretty quickly. But then the holiday season takes over, the pounds fluctuate, and not much else happens. I just like food too much!
So we got a home gym. I know if I can sit down, I’ll be fine lifting weights, and doing all the other things to get in shape. Well, at least so far. We got it set up last night, and I used it last night, and again this morning (5:30, no less!). If I can keep it up, I think it will make the difference.
100 pounds is still a long way to go.

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Rice Crispie Treats

I got a recipe for something called Scotcheroos from my step-mom, a version of rice crispie treat using peanut butter instead of marshmallows. These are delicious – especially when made by a special niece like Julia!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo (corn syrup)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups rice crispies

Combine sugar and corn syrup in a sauce pan; cook until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat; stir in PB and mix well. Add rice crispies and stir until blended. Press into a buttered 9×13 pan.
They are deliciously messy if eaten warm, but much easier if you let them cool a little.
Try this for your next picnic or after school. Really nice change of pace!

short story of my tattoo

My new tattoo

My new tattoo

No, I didn’t “really” get a tattoo. I got a henna tattoo at Boothbay Harbor as part of my memorial to Lesa. It includes a white bracelet that says “one who soars” (given to me in Lesa’s honor by Gina at the writing retreat), a henna tattoo of the Chinese symbol for eternity (see here), and my wedding ring, with Lesa’s nickname engraved inside.

Trying to decide if I like it enough to make it a real tattoo. I really like the fact that when I look at it from my side (upside down), it reminds me of the Phoenix Rising — and that’s how I feel some times. I know I shouldn’t…